Animals have always been a vital and fascinating component of popular culture. From talking dogs like Scooby doo and Astro, to crime-fighting sidekicks such as Battlecat and Dynomutt, animals have played a graceful second-fiddle to many of our beloved characters in many memorable films and television series. Here is a list of animals/pets that do not possess any special abilities such as talking or transformation, but have still left a mark on the medium they graced:
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Snowy is perhaps the most recognizable pet in the world. His daring escapades with Tintin have made him a superstar in his own right. He is highly intelligent and has played more than his share in keeping Tintin alive and well.
“Hi ho silver, away” is arguably the most famous catchphrase associated to an animal. The lone ranger is never really alone thanks to this mighty and majestic horse that is as daring and dynamic as its master.
Lassie is an iconic pet from the pages of pop culture. His friendship and loyalty to Timmy and his family formed the crux of the show. Lassie was perhaps the first animal to truly take center stage in any television series.
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Both pets in ‘The Simpsons’ have had their share of moments but largely remain background material for continuing shenanigans. This facet makes these pets truly great, because just like any other pet in the world, they don’t have to be unique, or special, or even smart to be loved in their household.
Milo is no ordinary pet, even without the mask. Sure, he knows his way around wearing the mask and causing mayhem to protect Stanley, but even without the mask, the dog is a genius. His unassuming size and quick wit make him one of the best pets from pop culture.
Harry Potter has led a highly tumultuous life filled with peril and chaos. His favorite pet owl, Hedwig, gets tragically taken from him when Hedwig bravely gives away his own life in order to save Harry’s. For this noble sacrifice, Hedwig makes his way into this list as one of the most selfless pets in pop culture.
Fans of Clint Eastwood will remember Clyde as the smart-aleck orangutan that was his sidekick in movies such as ‘Every Which Way But Loose’ and ‘Any Which Way You Can’. The comic timing shared by the duo and their on-screen chemistry as an odd couple was an absolute delight to watch.
Eddie was not a pet in Frasier, he was practically a member of the family. He had a major part in the delivering some stellar humor over several seasons, making him one of the most easily recognizable faces on television in the 90’s.
Despite being a mediocre movie, the dynamic between Turner and Hooch managed to survive for many years after the film rolled out of the theaters. There have been countless references to this famous couple, earning them a right to make this list.
Comet was integral part of making the house so full in ‘Full House’. There were many episodes dedicated to the Labrador, including the day it first arrived and the day Comet got lost. Now that the reboot of Full House is on its way, we might see a new version of Comet as well.
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